La Plata Campus
Prince Frederick Campus
La Plata Campus
Prince Frederick Campus
To better suit the needs of faculty, staff, and students, Public Safety will now hold all left-behind property.
The safety of the College of Southern Maryland community during an emergency is predicated on advance planning, as well as building awareness about how the plans will be implemented. Students, faculty, staff and visitors will be better prepared in an emergency if they know how the College will respond, where they can find information, and what they should do.
Key to that awareness is good communication. This site contains essential tools for sharing plans and providing relevant information in case an emergency arises at the College of Southern Maryland or in the surrounding area.
Hurricane Preparedness Week May 15-21, 2016
This is our time to prepare for any potential land-falling tropical storms or hurricanes. Here are some safety tips and related links. Share these with family, friends' neighbors and colleagues to make sure everyone is prepared as much as possible. Hurricane season runs from June 1 until November 30.
For more information and tips visit Hurricane Preparedness, please visit:
These helpful sites make talking to your families and creating a family plan for weather emergencies a little less stressful. Practicing your family plan throughout the season is a great way to get everyone involved and prepared.
Please feel free to contact Public Safety for more information or visit CSMReady for CSM related guidance on severe weather emergencies.
Be prepared. Be Safe.
CSM Moves to Opt-Out Emergency Notification System
To ensure that immediate notifications regarding college-related emergencies are received by credit students, staff and faculty members, effective immediately, CSM will automatically register these individuals for emergency notifications.
CSM utilizes the e2campus service for emergency notifications, sending college-related emergency messages to cell phones via text message. In the past, the college operated the emergency notification system under what is known as an Opt-In system meaning that individuals had to register themselves in order to receive these notifications.
Effective immediately, CSM will be moving to an Opt-Out system which means that credit students, staff and faculty will be automatically enrolled to receive emergency notification messages via text messaging. Staff and faculty members need not do anything to receive text messages as the information will be pulled from employee records within Colleague. This information will be reviewed and updated every 24 hours to include newly enrolled students and employee changes.
CSM College Store Burglary
On 12/12/15 the CSM College Store located at the La Plata Campus was the scene of a smash and grab burglary. Two unknown suspects threw a brick through the window, entered and removed calculators (Texas Instruments TI-84 & TI-30), Beats headsets (Studio & Solo), an HP laptop computer (Beats, special edition) and Under Armor duffle bags.
See something, say something—Send immediate distress signals when you're in danger, report crimes and hazards on campus, and more.
The College of Southern Maryland's Emergency Operations Plan identifies the College's emergency planning, organization, and response policies and procedures. The plan also addresses the integration and coordination with other governmental levels when required.
This plan is based on...
The purpose of the Occupant Emergency Program is to establish an Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP), supported by an Occupant Emergency Organization (OEO). Together, the OEP and OEO provide for effective emergency response.
Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility. Please take a few minutes to review some crime prevention tips.
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